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Kim Zolciak-Biermann Is "Thankful for Those Bitches" Who Bullied Her in High School

The Don't Be Tardy mom reflects on her childhood where she "daydreamed all the time of exactly where I am today."

By Jocelyn Vena
Go Inside the House Where Kim Grew Up

On a recent trip to visit her hometown, Kim Zocliak-Biermann candidly opened up about her childhood, including how she was bullied as a teen in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, where she grew up. The Don't Be Tardy mama has definitely opened up in the past about her youth and her sometimes-strained relationship with her family, especially her parents, but she shed more life on how her experiences and dreams in high school shaped who she is today.

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"I always knew when I was in that far room to the right (I daydreamed all the time of exactly where I am today) that I would end up on television. I wrote in my journal at 12 [years] old 'that I will have my own show by the time I was 30,'" she recalled on Instagram, alongside a photo of her posing next to her childhood home (which you can tour in the clip above). "Well I started on [The Real Housewives of Atlanta] at 29 and got my own show [Don't Be Tardy] when I was 33! I feel so blessed and so grateful! I was bullied in school by 2 specific girls (I so bad want to say their names) and I use[d] to say to myself 'I’m going to be famous' and come back and show their asses.'"

She continued: "Guess what[?] They both have reached out on Facebook to me since those horrible traumatizing high school days just like I knew they would. I’m thankful for those bitches because they really gave me intense motivation to get to where I am today."

Today, as you might recall, Kim is happily married to her hunky hubby, Kroy Biermann, mama to a brood of adorable kiddos, and a TV star and mogul. You go, girl!

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